Vantage students advance to state competition

VAN WERT — Nine Vantage students qualified for the Ohio state SkillsUSA competition in May by placing in the top three in regional competition. These students will be advancing to State Competition held in Columbus: Maggie Cox, Wayne Trace, 2nd place-automotive refinishing technology; Ian Clevenger, Wayne Trace, 3rd place-collision repair technology; Nick Foppe, Kalida, 1st place-CNC technician; Madison Berenyi, Antwerp, 1st place-CNC Turning; Kyle Slade, Wayne Trace, 1st place-CNC Milling; Luke Bockey, St. John, 3rd place-welding; Zane Bockey, St. John, 2nd place-electrical construction wiring; Brooke Roth, Van Wert, 1st place-esthetics; and Riona Workman, Van Wert, 3rd place-related technical math.

SkillsUSA describes itself as “a partnership of students, teachers and industry working to ensure America has a skilled workforce.” The organization works with high school students nationwide to emphasize technical skills, workplace skills and personal skills in education.

Reach Dean Brown at 567-242-0409

Dean Brown
Dean Brown joined The Lima News in 2022 as a reporter. Prior to The Lima News, Brown was an English teacher in Allen County for 38 years, with stops at Perry, Shawnee, Spencerville and Heir Force Community School. So they figured he could throw a few sentences together about education and business in the area. An award-winning photographer, Brown likes watching old black and white movies, his dog, his wife and kids, and the four grandkids - not necessarily in that order. Reach him at [email protected] or 567-242-0409.